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Roman republic


*Here are a few coins of the roman republic. I'm quite interested in the coins of the very end of the republic : Julius Caesar, Mark Antony...

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42 files, last one added on Jan 16, 2018

Roman coins of the early Empire


*Here are some coins of the early Empire, starting with Augustus in 27 BC and ending with Clodius Albinus

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50 files, last one added on Nov 26, 2017

Severan dynasty


This gallery is devoted to the Severans which I like particularly because of their wonderful portraits.

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22 files, last one added on Sep 04, 2012



Plautilla as the title says. I felt in love with that woman because of her beauty and because of her sad story. I would never dare to tell that face to face to Caracalla : too dangerous !!! but I am sure she would have been happier with me....

There are five main types of portrait for Plautilla’s denarii at the Rome mint :
A - With a draped bust right, hair coiled in horizontal ridges and fastened in bun in high position. Her facial expression is juvenile
B - Hair being coiled in vertical ridges, with bun in low position. Plautilla looks here more like a young beautiful woman
C - The third bust shows a thinner face of Plautilla with hair in vertical ridges and no bun but braids covering her neck
D - The fourth type has a similar appearance with the former, but the vertical ridges disappear, hair being plastered down, still showing the right ear
E - Plautilla appears with mid long hair plastered down and covering her ears

In the mean time there are seven different reverses :

Not every combination exists, but some of the above reverses can be shared by several obverse portraits. Noticeable also is an evolution of the obverse legend, being PLAVTILLAE AVGVSTAE (a) in 202, and becoming PLAVTILLA AVGVSTA (b) soon after
You can see the evolution of this interesting coinage in my Plautilla's gallery.
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13 files, last one added on Jan 17, 2013

Maximinus to Philip II


*A very rich period for the coinaholics : so many emperors and usurpers, some of them very difficult to find, even very worn.

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24 files, last one added on Jun 05, 2017

Trajan Decius and his family, including the "divi series"


*This is my theme gallery. All the coins here have been issued under Trajan Decius to commemorate those who where the good emperors of the past (so they said). For each one of the 11 emperor honoured, there are two main reverses : altar or eagle. So the complete collection is 22 coins. Still a lot to do.... (sob!!!)

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29 files, last one added on May 08, 2017

Trebonianus Gallus to Carinus


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35 files, last one added on Jun 05, 2017

Gallic secessionist empire


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8 files, last one added on Jan 03, 2010

Roman coins of the Tetrarchs and relatives


*In this Album, one can find some folles and three argentei from Diocletian to Licinius

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23 files, last one added on Sep 03, 2012

Late roman coins


*Here are some coins I like very much from Constantine the great to Marcian. My wish would be to be able to get at least one AE 1 for each emperor that made some. I think they are very impressive coins, and not as much thought after than the bronzes of the early empire

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59 files, last one added on Jan 31, 2017

Virtual trays


Playing with pictures to display coins in various and hopefully pleasant ways

8 files, last one added on Jan 20, 2013

Lupa Romana


Here is my new theme gallery devoted to the mythic she-wolf suckling Remus and Romulus. Every single coin I will find featuring the she-wolf will take place in that gallery.

9 files, last one added on Jun 05, 2017

Has been


Well, here are the coins that have been part of my collection, some for quite a long time, some having been highlights at certain time, but some prettier, or fresher, or rarer have replaced them. So is life...

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15 files, last one added on May 24, 2010

Now in other collections...


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75 files, last one added on Mar 09, 2013



*This is a selection of the very best of my provincials. There is no particular theme. I just try to find high grades of preservation, for issues I like very much

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34 files, last one added on Dec 03, 2017

Proven fake coins from my collection


1 files, last one added on Jan 11, 2008

Greek Bronzes


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24 files, last one added on Oct 07, 2012

Parthian coins


From time to time I like to add a parthian coin to my collection, because I find their style and design tremendous

9 files, last one added on Sep 30, 2009

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Last additions - Potator II's Gallery
Republic, Didrachm (Quadrigatus)20 viewsRome or other italian mint, c 215-211 BC
Laureate janiform head of Dioscuri
ROMA in relief in linear frame at exergue, Jupiter, holding thunderbolt in right hand and scepter in left, in fast quadriga driven right by Victory.
6,69 gr - 20-21 mm
Ref : RCV #33, RSC # 24
3 commentsPotator IIJan 16, 2018
Tranquillina, Drachm - *38 viewsCappadocia, Caesarea- Eusebia, AD 241-244
Tranquillina, Augusta, AR Drachm - Dated Regnal year 4 of Gordian III (AD 240/1)
CABINIA TPANKVΛΛINA AV Draped bust right, wearing stephane
MHTPO KAICA B N E Mount Argaeus ЄT Δ (date) in exergue
2.72 grams - 18 mm
Ref : Bland, Last # 58, Sydenham, Caesarea Supp # 617a
Ex CNG e-auction 354, #352
Ex Steve P. collection
3 commentsPotator IIDec 03, 2017
Augustus & Agrippa, AE Dupondius 47 viewsNemausus mint, after AD 10
4th type
IMP DIVI F PP, Laureate heads of Augustus looking right and Agrippa looking left, back to back
COL NEM, Crocodile chained to palm tree
13,52 gr
Ref : RCV #1731, Cohen #8
5 commentsPotator IINov 26, 2017
Gordian III, Antoninianus49 viewsRome mint, AD 238-239
IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian III seen from behind
IOVI CONSERVATORI, Jupiter standing left, holding thunderbolt and sceptre, a small figure of the Emperor at his feet
5,33 gr
Ref : Cohen # 105 (3), RIC # 2, RCV # 8614
3 commentsPotator IIJun 05, 2017
Gallienus, Antoninianus56 viewsRome mint, 7th officina, AD 267-268
GALLIENVS AVG, radiate head right
APOLLINI CONS AVG, Centaur walking right, drawing bow. Z at exergue
2.41 gr
Ref : Cohen # 72, RCV # 10177, Göbl # 735b, RIC # 163, Cmr # 2a7
5 commentsPotator IIJun 05, 2017
Urbs Roma, AE 348 viewsLyon mint, 1st officina, ca. AD 332
VRBS ROMA, Helmeted Roma left
Anepigraph, She wolf suckling twins Remus and Romulus, two stars in field, Crescent dot PLG at exergue
2.86 gr
Ref : Bastien # 221, RIC # 257

Note :Die clash on the reverse, the remains of ROMA backwards and the rear of Roma's helmet being visible
4 commentsPotator IIJun 05, 2017
Marcus Aurelius, Sestertius 46 viewsRome mint, AD 173
M ANTONINVS AVG TRP XXVII, Laureate bust of Mercus Aurelius right
VICT / GERM / IMP VI / COS III / SC in five lines within a laurel wreath
20,50 gr, 30 mm
Ref : RCV # 5015, C # 995 (15), RIC #1090
Ex Besançon Numismatique
4 commentsPotator IIJun 04, 2017
Augustus, Antoninianus56 viewsRome mint AD 250/251
DIVO AVGVSTO radiate head right
CONSECRATIO Eagle facing with spred wings and head left
3.10 gr
Ref : RIC IV # 77, Cohen # 577, RCV # 9458
in qblay's catalog : AU27/A045
Ex Gemini XIII auction, #291
4 commentsPotator IIMay 08, 2017
Licinius I, reduced follis45 viewsAlexandria mint, 7th officina
IMP C VAL LICIN LICINIVS P F AVG, laureate head right
IOVI CONSER - VATORI AVGG, Jupiter standing left, holding Victory on globe in right hand and sceptre in left hand. An eagle holding wreath in his beak at his feet in left field, In right field a wreath above a Z above an N, at exergue ALE
4.23 gr, 20/21mm
Ref : RIC # 10, RCV # 15246, C # 108
2 commentsPotator IIJan 31, 2017
Constantius II, AE256 viewsAntioch mint, 1st officina
D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, draped and pearl diademed bust right
FEL TEMP RE PARATIO, fallen horseman, Gamma in field, ANA at exergue
4.88 gr
Ref : RCV # 18171, Cohen # 46, RIC # 132, LRBC # 2623
2 commentsPotator IIDec 02, 2016
L. Aemilius Lepidus Paullus and L. Scribonius Libo, Denarius41 viewsRome mint, 62 BC
PAVLLUS LEPIDVS CONCORD, diademed and draped bust of concordia right
PVTEAL SCRIBON above and LIBO below the puteal scribonianum, ornamented with garland between two lyres and hammer
3,11 gr - 19/20 mm
Ref : RCV #368, RSC, Aemilia #11
From the E.E. Clain-Stefanelli collection
2 commentsPotator IIOct 16, 2016
Francois I° (1515-1547) - Teston du Dauphiné deuxieme type35 viewsAtelier de Romans (point secret sous la deuxième lettre, R couronnée au revers)
+ (triangle) FRANCISCVS.DEI.GRA.FRANCOR.REX (triangle) buste cuirassé et couronné a droite
+ (triangle) SIT.NOMEN.DNI.BENEDICTVM.R.(Mm) (triangle). Ecu ecartelé de France et Dauphiné. Grande F sur l'ecartelé (après le 8 octobre 1528, date à laquelle une lettre F brochant sur l'écartelé fut ajoutée sur les testons (source CGB VSO 09/1067))
9,25 gr - 26/29 mm
Ref : Ciani # 1141v
2 commentsPotator IIOct 02, 2016
Republic, Sextans27 viewsRome mint, circa 217-215 BC
She-wolf suckling twins, in exergue two pellets.
ROMA in right field. Eagle standing right, holding flower in beak. Behind, two pellets
29 mm, 24.22 gr
Ref : RCV # 609, Sydenham # 95, Crawford # 39/3
Potator IIJun 24, 2016
L. Flaminius Chilo, Denarius 42 viewsRome mint, 109 or 108 BC
Helmeted head of Roma right, ROMA behind head and X below chin
L·FLAMINI/CILO in two lines at exergue. Victory in prancing biga right
19 mm, 3,83 gr
Ref : RCV # 179, RSC Flaminia # 1, Sydenham #540, RBW # 1144, Crawford # 302/1.
From the E.E. Clain-Stefanelli collection
3 commentsPotator IIJun 24, 2016
M. Plaetorius M.f. Cestianus. Denarius45 viewsRome mint, c. 69 BC
Male head right (Mercury ?) with flowing hair. Behind symbol
M·PLAETORI – CEST·EX·S·C Winged caduceus
18 mm, 3,86 gr
Ref : RCV #344, RSC Plaetoria # 5, Sydenham # 807, RBW # 1453, Crawford # 405/5
From the E.E. Clain-Stefanelli collection
2 commentsPotator IIJun 24, 2016
Trajan Decius, Semis - * 32 viewsRome mint, AD 249-250
IMP C M Q TRAIANVS DECIVS AVG Laureate and draped bust right
Mars standing left, holding spear and shield. S|C in field
19 mm, 4,71 gr
Ref : RIC # 128, Cohen # 102

Potator IIJun 24, 2016

Random files - Potator II's Gallery
Gaston d'Orleans (1627-1650), Double Tournois type 8 - 163477 viewsAtelier de Trevoux
+ GASTON . VSVE . DE . LA . SOV . DOMB Buste fraisé a droite
+ DOVBLE . TOVRNOIS . 1634 R, Trois lis sous un lambel
2.27 gr
Ref : Divo Dombes # 198, CGKL # 736 (a ou b2)
Potator II
Gaston d'Orleans (1627-1650), Jeton - 163814 viewsAtelier de Trévoux
(rose) GASTON . DE . FRANCE (croix de l'Ordre de St Esprit) FRERE . VNICQVE . DV . ROY Ecu d'Orléans couronné entouré des colliers des ordres du roi
. FAS SOLVERE NVLLI . Noeud gordien éclairé par une lumière céleste. A l'exergue . 1638 . ("Dieu (sa volonté) ne défait rien")
4.85 gr,
Ref : Feuardent # 10849
Potator II
Postumus, Double sestertius - *102 viewsDouble sestertius struck in Cologne, AD 261
IMP C M CASS LAT POSTVMVS P F AVG, Radiate bust of Postumus right
LAETITIA AVG, Galley travelling left
18.12 gr
Ref : Cohen #177, RCV #11049
1 commentsPotator II
Augustus, Denarius - *169 viewsDenarius struck in Lyon c.12 BC
AUGUSTUS DIVI F, Bare head of Augustus right
IMP X, Bull butting right
3.77 gr
Ref : RCV #1610, Cohen #137
2 commentsPotator II